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Shelter Scotland briefing: Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill

By: Shelter Scotland  Published: May 2020


Shelter Scotland welcomes the on-going work by the Scottish Government to put in place legislation to protect people from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. For people who are homeless and those who are struggling to pay their rent this support is crucial and must continue once lockdown measures are lifted.

Summary

Shelter Scotland welcomes the additional changes being brought in by the Scottish Government to protect people during the pandemic. The support being offered to students to allow them to terminate tenancies with student accommodation providers by giving 7-days notice are vital changes that will protect more people across the country. This pandemic has shown how crucial having a safe home is. We will continue to work closely with the Scottish Government and key stakeholders to ensure that people are protected during this health emergency, and that they will continue to be supported during the post pandemic period.